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Sunday, May 6, 2018

X-Terra Claw race @ Alafia River State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:45am to 2:00pm EDT

regular park admission fees apply in addition to registration fees

More Information:
Jim Hartnett 813-232-5200

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Come join Tamparaces for this 5 mile and 10 mile race Visit http://www.tamparaces.com/xterra-claw-10-5-mile-adventure-run/ Some bike trails may be closed for the event.

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$1 environmental impact fee

More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/

Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT

FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

Wyland Returns To Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park To Restore His Manatee Sanctuary Mural @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

This event is free to park visitors.

More Information:
susan.strawbridge@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Internationally renowned marine life artist and environmentalist, Wyland, will be returning to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to restore the "Manatee Sanctuary" mural (Whaling Wall #86) on the South side of the Visitor Center. The mural wraps around the back corner (West side) of the building. He is famous for painting 100 Whaling Walls around the world. Our mural is the first mural he worked on with Guy Harvey. It features nine life-size manatees and fish in a spring environment. The mural was originally painted in October 2000. Thousands of people came out to meet and watch Wyland. His website (www.Wylandart.org) notes that "Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped. Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation." Through his Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, he is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through educational programs, public arts projects, and community events. www.Wylandart.org www.Wylandfoundation.org

Wyland Returns To Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park To Restore His Manatee Sanctuary Mural @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

This event is free to park visitors.

More Information:
susan.strawbridge@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Internationally renowned marine life artist and environmentalist, Wyland, will be returning to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to restore the "Manatee Sanctuary" mural (Whaling Wall #86) on the South side of the Visitor Center. The mural wraps around the back corner (West side) of the building. He is famous for painting 100 Whaling Walls around the world. Our mural is the first mural he worked on with Guy Harvey. It features nine life-size manatees and fish in a spring environment. The mural was originally painted in October 2000. Thousands of people came out to meet and watch Wyland. His website (www.Wylandart.org) notes that "Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped. Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation." Through his Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, he is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through educational programs, public arts projects, and community events. www.Wylandart.org www.Wylandfoundation.org

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Florida Safari - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

On the first Sunday of every month join park staff for a tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park's land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, gopher tortoise, Sherman's fox squirrel, and wild turkey.

Along the way the tram will stop so participants can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.

Additional Information:

A limit of 15 spaces are available. To R.S.V.P., call the ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4. You may only reserve a space for the upcoming month's program.

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.

Family Fun Hikes @ Wekiwa Springs State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

Family Fun Hikes are included with park admission fee.

 

More Information:
Ranger Station: 407-884-2009

Located in the Central region at:
Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL 32712

Come join us on the first Sunday of the month for a fun and enjoyable hike for the whole family! Hikes will start at the Interpretive Pavilion.

Topics subject to change without notice.

May 6 ~              Nature hike on flora and fauna

 

June 3 ~             Wildflowers and other flora

 

July 1 ~              Natural edibles of Florida

 

August 5 ~        Short nature hike for kids and after a longer hike for adults

 

September 2 ~  Wildflowers and other flora

 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Woofstock @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm EDT

Event included with regular $2.00 park admission.

Children under 6 free.

More Information:
Ranger Station (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

Join Equipaws Pet Services and friends as The Barnacle goes to the dogs. Enjoy pet adoptions, a dog/owner look alike contest, K-9 officers, an animal blessing, hot food and live music. Well-behaved dogs are welcome! All pets must be on a hand-held leash that does not exceed six feet in length.

Additional Information:

Woofstock Participation Requirements

On-street and off-street paid parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

Learn to Kayak @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Free with park entry.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

This is a land-based course to provide beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with Park admission. For information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

Walk with a Ranger @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Enjoy a leisurely walk with a knowledgeable Park Ranger while learning about Sebastian Inlet State Park and the plants and animals that call it home.

Additional Information:

Meet at the Sebastian Inlet State Park Fishing Museum on the south side of Sebastian Inlet.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, water, and sun protection.

Polarized sunglasses and/or binoculars are recommended but not necessary.

Participation Requirements

Folk Jam & Song Circle @ Savannas Preserve State Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
More Information:
(772) 398-2779

Located in the Southeast region at:
Savannas Preserve State Park
2541 Walton Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Enjoy the wonder of old-fashioned porch music right here at Savannas Preserve State Park! Pull up a chair and listen, or bring an instrument and join in the jam. This program is free with paid park admission ($2.00 a person or $3.00 for a vehicle with up to 8 people). No reservations required.